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Oliver Stone’s W.

On October 17th, 2008 Lionsgate released W. to a Bush-fatigued populace, but something tells me people will come to see it. It surprisingly revives what was so charismatic in the president in the first place, while reminding us of the terrible consequences of his decisions. He’s the comic relief at the epicenter of America’s descent into the war on terror, as bizarre as that sounds.


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What I noticed the most in Stone’s latest was the acting. There were performances where I forgot I was watching acting (which is the highest compliment of all) as was the case with Josh Brolin’s W and Jeffrey Wright’s Colin Powell, performances where I noticed and was impressed with the acting as was the case with Richard Dreyfuss’s Dick Cheney, and performances that made me scratch my head and wonder if the impersonated really acted that over-the-top (Thandie Newton’s Condoleezza Rice).

There were some powerful scenes, like Colin Powell making an impassioned case for diplomacy in a cabinet meeting, only to be overshadowed by Cheney’s cold-as-steel case for war. Powell really came out looking good in this picture, as we see that many in the White House were scratching their heads just like the rest of us were about the Iraq War. In fact, Powell may get headlines soon by endorsing Obama.

Condoleezza, however, did not come out looking so great. She seemed like just as big a warmonger as Cheney or Rumsfeld. While fascinating, the conversations inside the White House have to be taken with a grain of salt, seeing as how most of what went on in there from 2001 to 2003 is under wraps. However, Slate has an article about how surprisingly accurate the movie is. In fact, some true moments were excluded from the movie that would’ve made it even more difficult to believe. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

Jason Stürmer is a contributor for (RR).

Kirsten Dunst Humps Harper’s Bazaar

Kirsten Dunst graces the cover and pages of Harper’s Bazaar October 2008 issue to promote her new film – How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. It’s directed by Robert B. Weide and adapted by screenwriter Peter Straughan from Toby Young’s novel.

In the film, actor Simon Pegg’s Sidney Young is a smalltime, bumbling, British celebrity journalist who is hired by an upscale magazine in New York City. In spectacular fashion, Sidney enters high society and burns bridges with bosses, peers and superstars.

On Acting: When you spend your entire life as a child actress, being told where to go and where to stand, you’re performing constantly for people. It definitely breeds the kind of person who’s dependent on other people’s approval. If I’d trusted myself and listened to myself all the times that I ignored myself, I would have been fine. But everyone has to learn their lesson, and now I’ve got it.

On Seeking Treatment For depression @ Utah’s Cirque Lodge: I don’t want to go into too much detail because I give a quote and then it’s blogged about for the rest of my life on the Internet. But she does say, I’m great.

On Her Future Plans: I can’t wait to have kids one day. I want to have kids and a farm with lots of animals on a lake.

Harper’s Bazaar hits newsstands on Tuesday, September 23. How to Lose Friends and Alienate People opens in theater on Friday, October 3.

RocknRolla @ Toronto International Film Festival

Idris Elba, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Thandie Newton, Gerard Butler, Toby Kebbell and Jeremy Piven bring director Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla to Toronto Film Festival and pose for publicity photos at the Sutton Place Grande Hotel in Toronto, Canada.


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RockNRolla hits theaters on October 8.

Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla Premiere

Thandie Newton, Idris Elba, Madonna and Gerald Butler attend director Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla premiere at the Odeon West End Leicester Square in London England.


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RocknRolla hits theaters on Friday, October 31.


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Oliver Stone’s W. – Movie Trailer

Director Oliver Stone’s Ixtlan Inc. has release the first teaser trailer of his George W. Bush biography film – W. – with the tune of Louis Armstrong’s What A Wonderful World as a juxaposition.

W. was shot on location in Shreveport, Louisiana, wraps on August 20, and hits theaters on October 17.

Oliver Stone is repped by Stuart Manashil and Bryan Lourd @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

Ixtlan Inc.
12233 W. Olympic Boulevard
Suite 322
Los Angeles, CA 90064
United States

Ludacris & Thandie Newton @ RockNRolla

Director Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla trailer is out, and packs a snatching punch. A Russian mobster orchestrates a crooked land deal, putting millions of dollars up for grabs and attracting all of London’s criminal underworld. RocknRolla stars Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton, Idris Elba and Christopher ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, and rolls into theaters on October 31st of 2008.

Ritchie is working on a darker, more sophisticated version of Sherlock Holmes and his trusted number two, Dr. Watson as his next film.

Guy Ritchie is repped by Elizabeth Swofford @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

Oliver Stone’s W (George Bush Film) Humps EW

Josh Brolin as George W. Bush and Elizabeth Banks as Laura Bush grace the cover and pages of Entertainment Weekly for Oliver Stone’s W.

Here are the remaining cast of W: Thandie Newton as Condoleezza Rice, Ioan Gruffudd as Tony Blair, Rob Corddry as Ari Fleischer, James Cromwell as George Herbert Walker Bush, Ellen Burstyn as Barbara Bush and Jeffrey Wright as Colin Powell.

You can read the complete article at EW.com.

RR Sideshows Jude Law & Russell Crowe


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Jude Law celebrates his 35th birthday with actor Johnny Lee Miller.

Kristen Bell as Princess Leia and her Fanboys.

Kate Beckinsale as U.S. Marshal in Dominic Sena’s Whiteout.

Gerard Butler and Thandie Newton star in director Guy Ritichie’s RocknRolla.

Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn and Blake Lively are back in Sanaa Hamri’s The Sisterhood of the Traveling.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe are starring in Warner Brothers and Ridley Scott’s Body of Lies.

Barack Obama, his wife, Michelle, and Oprah Winfrey hit the Democratic presidential nomination road campign.

Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Gina Gershon and Harry Connick Jr attend their P.S. I Love You premiere.